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When should your children wash their hands?

Germs are everywherein the air, in our food and on your child's favourite toy. When your child comes into contact with germs, they can become infected simply by touching their eyes, nose or mouth. 

While it is impossible to avoid germs, you can stay healthy by knowing when to wash your hands. Handwashing is one of the more effective ways to stop the spread of common infections such as colds. 

The poster below offers tips on teaching your child good hand hygiene to reduce the chances of falling ill. 

When should you wash your hands?

First Aid in Children Emergencies

This guide was created with professional advice from paediatricians on how to handle children's emergencies such as head injuries, nose bleeds, seizures and more. 

First Aid in Children Emergencies

Top 10 Common Illnesses of Children in Singapore

The top 10 common illnesses of children in Singapore are listed below. Find out more about each condition by clicking on their respective names or refer to the poster below:

  1. Common Cold
  2. Acute Bronchiolitis
  3. Gastroenteritis
  4. Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
  5. Roseola Infantum
  6. Chickenpox
  7. Asthma
  8. Eczema
  9. Febrile Seizures
  10. Constipation

Top 10 Common Illnesses of Children in Singapore

50 Ways To Praise A Child

No matter your child's age, words of affirmation can go a long way in their development. The act of expressing approval and affection boosts their self-esteem and can inspire learning and increase motivation. 

Here are 50 different ways you can praise your child: 

50 Ways to Praise A Child

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